Nightly News   |  October 02, 2013

Netanyahu: ‘don’t let Iran get away with it’

In an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu advocated for diplomacy in ending Iran’s nuclear program, but emphasized that the Iranian people are actually governed by the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, not Iranian President Rouhani.

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>>> benjamin netanyahu is warning the new president of iran 's is a wolf in sheep's clothing. with his surprisingingly candid talk about iran's nuclear program . tonight in new york he addressed the u.n. this week and netanyahu is showing he's keeping up the pressure in an interview with our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell .

>> everybody knows iran wants to destairway -- destroy israel . you don't want to be in a position where this radical regime that has wild ambitions but a nice spokesman gets away with building weapons.

>> reporter: two leaders with radically different visions on the world stage. israel 's prime minister warning iran 's president rowhani cannot be trusted. do you think you have a risk of overstating the dangers and hurting israel by isolating it from a world that want as diplomatic opening.

>> i want a diplomatic solution that dismantled the nuclear weapons program .

>> reporter: why not test him?

>> well, we are. the important thing isn't what he says but whether we get a full dismantling of iran's nuclear program .

>> reporter: rowhani said he was elected in three elections with a mandate to be moderate. why not give him a chance?

>> i'm sure they are. if they had a free go they would toss out this regime, go in blue jeans . the majority of iranian people are pro western. they don't have that. they are governed not by rowhani . they are governed by ayatollah ayatollah khomenei. oop.

>> reporter: even with the u.s. government on the drink of shutting down on monday he spent hours with president obama dlirs